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Helen Marie Wheeler Buchheit
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1919
Moingona
Boone County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 27, 2012
Reno
Washoe County
Nevada, USA

Helen Marie Wheeler Buchheit, 92, died on July 27, 2012 in Reno, Nevada.
Helen was born in Moingona, Iowa on August 4, 1919. She graduated from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Des Moines in 1940 and was a certified RN in four states. She later received a B.S. degree from Duquesne University, an M.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and New York State Certification in Library Science. Helen was passionate about education and served as a classroom public school elementary teacher and children's librarian for 32 years.
A veteran of World War II, Helen served in the Army Nurse Corps from 1942-1946. Her postings took her to the South Pacific Theater at Milne Bay, Lae and Biak, New Guinea; at Leyte and Luzon in the Philippines; and on board the Hospital Ship U.S.S. Mercy. Helen's decorations include the Asia-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal and WWII Victory Medal.
Helen became engaged to Charles R. Buchheit, Jr. while on duty at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Helen and Charles were separated when she was posted to the Pacific Theater and he to Europe. They were reunited and married after the war, having three children and enjoying 59 years together, until Charles' death. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Ruth Anne.
Helen is survived by her two sons, Carl and Lee.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Fisher House Foundation, www.fisherhouse.org. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Charles Robert Buchheit (1918 - 2005)
 
Note: 1ST LIEUT AR
 
Burial:
Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Fernley
Lyon County
Nevada, USA
Plot: SECTION 5A SITE 27
 
Maintained by: Georgia Wright
Originally Created by: Kathy
Record added: Aug 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94888614
Helen Marie <i>Wheeler</i> Buchheit
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Helen Marie <i>Wheeler</i> Buchheit
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Helen Marie <i>Wheeler</i> Buchheit
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To my beautiful Aunt Helen. I will miss the beautiful person that you were and the wisdom that you shared. I love you.
- Georgia Wright
 Added: Aug. 6, 2012

- PippySD
 Added: Aug. 6, 2012
 
 
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